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#328: Durosier Obit AP082599 from Slavin (fwd)
Obituaries in the News
.c The Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Guy Durosier, a Haitian singer and composer whom Edith Piaf
once called ``the living breath of Haiti,'' died Thursday of complications
from lung cancer. He was 68.
Like most Haitian musicians, Durosier had an eclectic style that included big
band sounds and Cuban music of the '50s. His hits included ``Her name is
Michaelle'' and ``My Brunette.''
Durosier, who also played the saxophone and the organ, settled in Paris in
the 1960s where he performed regularly at the jazz club Mars. He then lived
in Asia and Canada before moving to the United States 10 years ago.